Information Technology: Additional OMB and Agency Actions Are Needed to Achieve Portfolio Savings

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The 26 major federal agencies that were required to participate in the PortfolioStat initiative fully addressed four of seven key requirements established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, only 1 of the 26 agencies addressed all the requirements. For example, agencies did not develop action plans that addressed all elements, such as criteria for identifying wasteful, low-value or duplicative information technology (IT) investments, or migrate two commodity IT areas—such as enterprise IT systems and IT infrastructure—to a shared service by the end of ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. November 6, 2013.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The 26 major federal agencies that were required to participate in the PortfolioStat initiative fully addressed four of seven key requirements established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, only 1 of the 26 agencies addressed all the requirements. For example, agencies did not develop action plans that addressed all elements, such as criteria for identifying wasteful, low-value or duplicative information technology (IT) investments, or migrate two commodity IT areas—such as enterprise IT systems and IT infrastructure—to a shared service by the end of 2012."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: Additional OMB and Agency Actions Are Needed to Achieve Portfolio Savings, report, November 6, 2013; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc300525/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.